Grassley: Feinstein Has Not Provided Him “Unredacted” Copy of Ford’s Letter

REFERENCES “POLITICALLY OPPORTUNE MOMENT”

by Sharon Rondeau

(Sep. 19, 2018) — In a letter dated September 19, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) asked committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for an “unredacted” version of the letter she allegedly received from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on or about July 30, 2018 which has caused the confirmation votes for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be delayed twice.

Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault while they were in high school although at different institutions in the suburban Washington, DC area in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the claim, as has a male classmates who Ford identified as having been present at the time.

Speaking on behalf of his staff and himself, Grassley wrote, “The only version we have of his letter is a redacted version contained in the supplemental FBI background investigation file that only senators and a handful of very select staff are authorized to read.”

Grassley revealed, at the end of a day in which Feinstein tweeted her support for a full law-enforcement investigation into Ford’s claims and Grassley maintains that a committee investigation will suffice, that he is willing to accommodate Ford in any one of a variety of settings, including flying staff investigators to her home in California “or anywhere else.”

On Monday morning, Ford’s attorney, Debra Katz, had told CNN that her client was willing to “do whatever it takes” to make her claims public. However, on Tuesday evening, Katz sent Grassley and Feinstein a letter stating that her client was declining to testify to the committee, publicly or privately, until a formal law-enforcement investigation is conducted.

Katz and Ford are reportedly Democrat operatives, although in his tweets and letter on Wednesday, Grassley made no reference to the research reported by a number of bloggers followed by Fox News.

In his letter to find time, Grassley chided the 85-year-old, five-term Senator for failing to inform him of her receipt of the letter as well as failing to question Kavanaugh about it during a private meeting she had with him on August 20. Similarly, committee Democrats did not raise the issue of a sexual-assault allegation during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings between September 4 and September 7.

Committee Democrats, however, appeared staunchly against Kavanaugh’s nomination, with several accusing him of dishonesty as he testified under oath.

Addressing Feinstein’s claim that she had intended to honor Ford’s request for confidentiality, Grassley wrote, “…these allegations could have been raised to me, or to Judge Kavanaugh, while protecting Dr. Ford’s anonymity. Indeed, the only version of her letter that I have is the redacted version from the FBI, which protected Dr. Ford’s anonymity. Had Dr. Ford not made her allegations public by the Washington Post over the weekend, I still would not know her identity. The fact is that these allegations could have been raised both within the last seven weeks and in a way that protected Dr. Ford’s anonymity. Instead, you chose to sit on the allegations into the politically opportune moment. I cannot overstate how disappointed I am in this decision…”

Grassley told Feinstein that he will need the unredacted letter to conduct the hearing he scheduled for Monday, September 24, at which Kavanaugh has committed to testifying.

Kavanaugh provided a sworn statement to the committee on Monday, Grassley said, and news reports have said that he has spent the week thus far preparing for Monday’s formal testimony.

While more than five dozen women who knew Kavanaugh during his high school years signed a letter last Friday praising his temperament and integrity, Congressional Democrats have indicated that they believe Ford’s accusation to have merit. On Tuesday, Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono said at a press conference that the “men of this country” should “shut up and step up for once.”

After news of the letter’s author broke on Sunday at The Washington Post, CNN published what it said was the “redacted” text which was allegedly read over the phone to them by someone who had it in his or her possession.

Kavanaugh has been a judge on the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for the last dozen years following his nomination by then-President George W. Bush.

Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news.  She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.

4 Responses to "Grassley: Feinstein Has Not Provided Him “Unredacted” Copy of Ford’s Letter"

  1. nancy   Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    I would be interested to see the original letter, whether it is handwritten, if signature is Ford’s and whether envelope had a return address, etc. Letter withheld since July, then Post got it soon thereafter. Very suspicious.

  2. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Hill

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Blasey_Ford

    Ford Theater is where President Lincoln was assassinated.

    Ford Theatricals is where the character of Justice Kavanaugh is assassinated?

    1. Why did Feinstein withhold Ford’s letter from her Committee until mid-term elections?

    2. It is natural, and vital, for young males to be attracted to young females in sexual thoughts and in sexual deeds. SHALL WE NOW REJECT ALL MALE JUSTICE CANDIDATES GOING FORWARD, EVEN IF THEY ARE AMERICA’S LEADING LIFE-DEDICATED ADULT MALE EXPERTS IN THE CONTEMPORARY LAWS OF MAN, SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY EXHIBITED YOUTHFUL ADHERENCE, AND SUBMISSION, TO THE FOREVER LAWS OF NATURE AS MINORS (AGE 17)?

    If so, if we now allow this to be the new righteous standard of vetting justice candidates, then we should only nominate sexually passive females to the Supreme Court, and vigorously re-instate alcohol Prohibition Laws as well, don’t you think?

    Sorry, Democriminals, in this case, and in virtually all other human cases, NATURE RULES, AND MEN FOLLOW! (Did anyone ever inform you Democriminals that we humans are all creatures of nature?)

    We are all flawed sinners, yet we seem to be seeking a Jesus Christ justice candidate amongst us! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

    3. Instead of an evolving cartoon interview of hazy Christine (Blasey) Ford from many-beers-ago, why not interview Kavanaugh’s wife under oath? What female on planet Earth knows the truth about Brett Kavanaugh’s life in this matter than his wife?

  3. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 8:25 AM

    ENGINEER THIS:

    1. US Constitution is the supreme law of the land.

    2. US Senate empowered to conform justices, not Russia, not snowflakes, not anyone else on planet Earth.

    3. US Senate sets the rational terms for any justices’ accusers to be heard; their reasonable offer is final, take it or leave it.

    4. If accuser, in this case, refuses acceptance of “reasonable man’s” offer to be heard, offer is then considered a SALACIOUS FORD DOSSIER HOAX (much like the salacious Russia dossier hoax), and is, therefore, declined and off the table for consideration; hearings closed.
    https://www.teaparty.org/judge-jeanine-jeff-sessions-front-individuals-suffer-leavenworth-made-accountable-video-324997/

    SHOW OFF ALWAYS SHOWN UP IN SHOWDOWN!

    5. VOTE to confirm Justice Kavanaugh before the mid-terms.

    If today’s Demobrats foment political chaos to unseat a confirmed Kavanaugh and Trump, and encourage violence against innocent citizens as well, follow existing prescribed law and ARREST THEM for willful harmful breach of sworn duty…FOLLOW THE LAW, NOT THE MOB.

    HOW CAN ONE ENIGMATIC ACCUSER DERAIL ALL AMERICA TO “BE HEARD” WHILE MILLIONS OF FACT-BASED (P&E, Lakin et al) ACCUSERS OF ALIEN NEVER-presIDent SOETORO-OBAMA II HAVE NOT BEEN HEARD SINCE 08-28-08?????????????????
    http://www.americanresistanceparty.org/2016/07-16/ballotchallenge.pdf
    ANSWER: Rule of Democriminal mobs tethering the conditioned Republican Elephant to a stake in the ground! DEMOCRIMINALS FEAR THAT TRUMP WILL BREAK THE STAKE!
    http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2007/07/16/daily-message-52/

    STOP fail time><CONFIRM KAVANAUGH

  4. Tim   Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 8:53 PM

    How many times have we seen this same tired old Democrat tactic played out? Judge Robert Bork, Judge Clarence Thomas, Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, President Donald Trump, all accused of heinous acts just before an irreversible election. Bork was innocent,Thomas was innocent, Stevens was innocent and Trump was innocent, though only a couple survived the election targeted. Where are the more serious charges against the Bushes, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Barry Whateverhisnameis, Joe Biden and other perverts?
    Wake up people!

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